How Much Does a Metal Roof Cost in Florida?

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Do you think about the cost of metal roofing installation for your home? The prices vary depending on the roof size and its slope, the cost to remove an old roof (for a replacement), the type of metal, painting, and installation. 


Average Cost Of Metal Roofs Per Square Foot

On average, metal roofing installation costs between $5.50-$14 per square foot. Although there are cheaper alternatives to metal roofs, many homeowners and contractors recommend installing metal roofs because of their durability and quality. If you decide to go with a metal roof, you can expect to pay close to $8,000-$15,000, depending on your budget, size, style, and materials. You can pay as much as $14,412 for an aluminum standing seam and $30,600 for a copper roofing system. 


If you are replacing your existing roof with a metal roof on a budget, we suggest that you install your metal roof over your existing roof to remove any additional costs that come from removals. It also speeds up installation hours. 


Cost Of Metal Roofing vs. Asphalt Shingle Roofing

It costs more to install a metal roof than an asphalt shingle roof. Metal roofing can cost as little as \$5.50 and as high as \$14 per square foot, while an asphalt shingle roof can cost between \$3.50 and \$7. 


Although asphalt shingles are less expensive, they often require frequent repairs compared to metal roofs that are low maintenance. It might seem cheaper to repair an asphalt shingle roof for as low as $250 compared to $500 for metal roofs. But, because asphalt shingles undergo several repairs, it’s more likely to rack up more in bills than a metal roof will. 


Metal roofs are also more energy-efficient, as most of them are lightweight and, depending on their color and type, can reflect the heat and light from the sun. In terms of durability, a standard well-maintained metal roof can last up to 60 years, whereas asphalt shingles fade quickly and last between 15-20 years. Metal roofs are also more eco-friendly, as they are recyclable. On the other hand, shingles are not recyclable and are of no use once removed.  


If you still prefer shingle-styled roofs but want top-quality metal roofs, you can opt-in for metal roofs designed like shingles. 


Factors That Influence The Cost Of Metal Roofing

Several factors affect how much it costs to install a metal roof. Here are some of them:


  • The Size Of Your Home And Roof Slope

When it comes to buying a roof, the bigger the roof, the more expensive your cost. Generally, roofs with steep slopes tend to be more costly to re-roof because it requires more people and equipment to ensure that it is safely and properly installed. Therefore, it takes a longer time to complete the job, contributing to the final price of your bill. 


  • Type Of Metal Roof

There are various types of metal roofs that homeowners can choose from. The average cost of 1,200 square foot galvanized steel can set you back at $9,300. For aluminum sheets and shingles, you can expect to pay around $11,200 and $11,900, respectively. A steel standing seam can cost you around $12,400. And, the copper can go as high up to $30,600! There are important advantages and disadvantages for each type of metal roof. You must research your choices well to determine which metal roof type will be good for your home. 


  • How Much Labor You Need

Metal roofs are very lightweight, and sometimes you can even have them installed over your existing roof. It reduces how many hours of labor, which can directly affect the overall price of installing your metal roof. However, your total price is also determined by your contractor’s assessment, especially if you will need to have your old roof removed. 


  • Your Geographical Location

Where you live also plays a large role in affecting the cost of metal roofs. If you live in an area that predominantly uses metal roofs, you might get at a much cheaper rate than in areas that are not so common. Also, some metal roofs are specific to certain locations, so it could cost you more to ship them out to your location. If metal roofs are not common in your area, you might find it difficult to find a qualified installer. 


  • The Shape of Your Home

The shape of your home can affect the prices of having a metal roof installed for your home. If your home has a lot of complicated angles and skylights all around, it can make installation more challenging and increase its cost. 


Different Types Of Metal Roofs And Their Prices

Here are a few types of metal roofs and their average prices:


  • Aluminum Roofing 

Aluminum roofing panels are usually made from recycled aluminum and be recycled again once their lifespan is complete. Because it is lightweight, it is easier and faster to install. However, they are still extremely durable. Aluminum roofing sheets can cost as little as $2 and $5.75 per square foot. It costs about $7.50 per square foot to have it installed. 


  • Standing Seam Metal Roofing

Standing seam metal roofs cost between $4 to $4.50 per square foot, and homeowners are likely to pay $10 per square foot for materials and labor. Standing seam roofs are one of the most popular metal roof choices. They are also capable of withstanding harsh weather conditions and high wind speeds. 


  • Copper Roofing

Copper roofing is perhaps the most expensive roof to install, with prices between \$15 to \$30 per square foot for the sheets and about \$21 per square foot for installation. However, even though it is a top-quality product, it is barely used in residential areas. However, a good copper roof can last over 100 years when properly maintained. 


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